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10 Innovation Lessons I've Learned

What should innovation leaders and intrapreneurs know about innovation projects and new ventures? I have had the pleasure of working with such people for many years and I begin to see a pattern that I have summarized into 10 lessons for innovation leaders and intrapreneurs: 1. Know that innovation and intrapreneurship is about teams build a team of people with ...

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Part 2 – Nature's 10 Simple Rules

Here’s the second half of my thoughts on Nature’s 10 Simple Rules for Business Survival (read Part 1 here). Send me your views on this list. Also, make sure you pin it up on your wall, your company’s survival may depend on it. Nature’s # 6. Integrate metrics. Nature brings the right information to the right place at the right ...

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Part 1 – Nature's 10 Simple Rules

I’ve done the helicopter view of Adam Werbach’s book “Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto” but now’s the time to dig deeper. Right at the front of Adam’s book (and picked up by Fast Company) is a list of Nature’s 10 Simple Rules for Business Survival. In this list Adam draws from nature a tough bottom line for sustainable business. ...

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Top 10 Tips for the Innovation Leader

1. Have a Vision for Change You cannot expect your team to be innovative if they do not know the direction in which they are headed. Innovation has to have a purpose. It is up to the leader to set the course and give a bearing for the future. You need one overarching statement which defines the direction for the ...

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140char Innovation Insight Contest

In honor of the impact that Twitter has in democratizing information, I’d like to give everyone a chance to win a copy of the only business book I know of with a green cover – “Rethink” by Ric Merrifield. The rules for entering the contest are simple. Send us your favorite innovation insight in 140 characters or less* via one ...

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World Innovation Forum Wrapup

Stu Miniman tagged this photo with Twitter identities I recently had the opportunity to attend the World Innovation Forum (May 5-6, 2009) and a couple of pre-conference events on May 4, 2009 – the ?WhatIf! Innovation Forum and the Paul Saffo Workshop. I was invited to blog and tweet from the balcony at the World Innovation Forum as a member ...

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Bonus – Top 10 Clayton Christensen Insights – World Innovation Forum

Taking a slightly different approach than other World Innovation Forum bloggers, I’ve distilled the second 90 minutes with Clayton Christensen down into these Top 10 Insights (primarily about health care and education): Disruption drives things towards convenience and accessibility Clayton Christensen believes that the key to healthcare is pushing care farther from the center towards nurses and users and local ...

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